Lorry explodes after falling from bridge onto dual carriageway underneath

Lorry explodes after falling from bridge onto dual carriageway underneath
Published: 2017 February 09 08:21:18 (5828 Views)
A lorry inn Essex, UK, plunged from a bridge and burst into flames after veering off Colemans Bridge on to the southbound carriageway of the A12 on Wednesday afternoon.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area after the bridge and the road below were closed after the accident, which happened at around 3.45pm.

Five crews from Essex Fire and Rescue, police officers and an air ambulance attended the scene, and the East of England Ambulance Service said a man was being treated for injuries.



Emergency services crews were still on the scene more than five hours after the accident, the Fire Service said.

Joe McCallum, from Essex, arrived in his van on the other side of the carriageway immediately after the crash and said part of the lorry container was on fire.

A photo he posted on Twitter showed a crumpled vehicle on the barriers of the carriageway below, spilling over into the road.

The 28-year-old van driver said he believed it was a lorry carrying frozen goods, but he could not see anything more due to its 'mangled' state.



Source - Metro

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